“Dream Scenario” is Kristoffer Borgli’s follow-up to “Sick of Myself,” a grotesque and fascinating body horror satire about a narcissistic woman who intentionally disfigures herself for social media attention. Borgli is clearly fascinated with the human condition and how we not only relate to one another but see ourselves, which “Dream Scenario” seems to also be exploring. The film had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and film critic Candice Frederick of The Huffington Post described the film as, “a darkly funny, and often truthful, look at the rapid hysteria of our real-world cancel culture, Borgli’s latest helps cement him as a provocative and wildly entertaining voice for our times.”
Critics, even those who weren’t as positive in their reviews, have seemingly all agreed that this is an all-time performance for Nicolas Cage, with Peter Debruge at Variety calling it “a dream role.” Joining Cage is a phenomenal cast including Julianne Nicholson (“Mare of Easttown,” “August: Osage County”), Michael Cera (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “The Adults”), Tim Meadows (“Saturday Night Live,” “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”), Dylan Gelula (“First Girl I Loved,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), and beloved character actor Dylan Baker.
“Dream Scenario” lands in theaters on November 10, 2023.